The Wynn House was built in 1839 when the city of Columbus was 11 years old.Greek Revival in style, the house has doric columns on three sides and is topped with a cupola.Originally named “Oakview,” the house was built by Colonel William Wynn, for whom the Wynnton area of Columbus is named.
In 1852 Henry Hurt purchased the home from Colonel Wynn, but sold it in 1855 having never lived in it.The next owner, Mr. Hines Holt, was a prominent Georgia congressman and attorney.During the Civil War, his ownership saved the home from the Union Army captain sent to burn the homes in this area.The home remained in the Holt family for 50 years.
In 1905, Mr. J. T. (Tom) Cooper purchased the house and moved the structure closer to Wynnton Road so the land behind the house could be subdivided.Local legend supports that the house was moved a little too close to Wynnton Road when the mule team moving the house was left unattended at lunchtime!
In 1932 the house was bought and completely restored by Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Butler. The historic structure became the home of the CFA in 1958.
Today this magnificent house is operated as The Wynn House. The Wynn Houseand its beautiful grounds have been the site of many lovely events including The Heritage Ball.Being a member of The Wynn House entitles you to host your own events such as weddings, receptions, luncheons, parties, meetings, and other special occasions.We provide food service for any of these events.You may provide champagne, wine or beer for your function.